UK Election 2024: Key Highlights Including Arrest of PM’s Officer, SNP’s Independence Push, and Party Manifestos

In the latest UK election news, a police officer part of the Prime Minister’s protection team has been suspended and arrested due to allegations related to betting on the election timing. The SNP and Sinn Féin have both launched their manifestos, focusing on issues such as the NHS, independence, and local governance. Rishi Sunak praises a recent fall in inflation, while Keir Starmer addresses tax promises for working people. The Workers Party of Britain, led by George Galloway, has also released its manifesto, emphasizing the improvement of wages and social housing.

  • A police officer in the Prime Minister’s close protection unit was suspended and arrested over bets concerning the timing of the general election.
  • The SNP has launched its election manifesto in Edinburgh, emphasizing investment in the NHS and stating a majority of Scottish seats would prompt independence talks.
  • Sinn Féin, defending seven constituencies, focuses its manifesto on healthcare, the cost of living, housing, education, and childcare in Northern Ireland.
  • Rishi Sunak visited the Sizewell B nuclear power station, discussing the positive impact of falling inflation rates on the economy.
  • Keir Starmer, during a visit to a supermarket with Rachel Reeves, defined “working people” and emphasized Labour’s commitment not to raise their taxes.
  • The Workers Party of Britain, under George Galloway, aims to tackle poverty pay and increase social housing availability.
  • The BBC offers a dedicated poll tracker for the 2024 UK election, available on their website.

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